President of the Institute of European Studies of Macau
Assistant Public Prosecutor General
Paulo Martins Chan was Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) between December 2015 and June 2020 when his successor Adriano Marques Ho was sworn in.
While the gaming inspection chief, his top priority was reviewing the gaming sector. He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Portuguese.
Born in 1963 in Macau, Chan studied at the former Liceu Nacional Infante D. Henrique School. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Macau as well as a Master of Law from Macau University of Science and Technology.
From 1981 to 1996, Chan was one of TDM radio’s most popular disc-jockeys, anchoring for the Chinese station Ou Mun Tin Toi as a part timer. Chan has also been a master of ceremonies for dozens of local programs and shows. In 1998, Chan started working at the Public Prosecutions Office as a prosecutor, and from 2009 to 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Prosecutor General for the same office.
According to Chan, there are two pressing long-term priorities when it comes to gaming legislation: measures preventing money laundering that could potentially finance terrorism, and the regulation of over 140 junkets operating in Macau’s casinos, which requires that promoters retain the financial capacity and good repute necessary to carry out business.